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  • Address: Akumal, Cozumel, Mexico
Akumal is a small beach town located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Meaning “land of the turtles” in the Mayan language, Akumal is famous for its plentiful sea turtle population. Its secluded white-sand beaches and peaceful bays are also ideal for those seeking a more private experience.
 
The Basics
Most Akumal tours include round-trip transportation from your hotel and leave from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and other Riviera Maya destinations. Scuba diving and snorkeling tours are a good way to experience Akumal’s coral reef and resident sea turtle population, while jungle ATV and zipline excursions allow you to experience the town’s nearby jungle. Some combination tours visit Akumal along with the Tulum ruins and various cenotes (underground pools).
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Akumal is an ideal destination for nature lovers and peace-and-quiet seekers.
  • Be sure to bring sun protection, swim gear, water, and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Be careful not to touch the sea turtles or any other wildlife in Akumal.
 
How to Get There
Akumal is located in Mexico’s Quintana Roo region, roughly 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Playa del Carmen and 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Cancun. You can get there by taxi, rental car, or as part of a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
The park is busiest from December through April, when the weather tends to be sunny and warm. There are fewer crowds during hurricane season (May through October), but be sure to check the weather for storms if you plan to participate in outdoor activities. Arrive in the morning for the best chance of spotting sea turtles.
 
What to See in Akumal
Be sure to check out Half Moon Bay, a famous spot for sea turtle sightings, along with Laguna Yalku, a protected snorkeling area. Akumal Bay is also a good spot for swimming, reef snorkeling, and sunbathing.

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Snorkel Xtreme Cancun, Cancun, null
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Snorkel Xtreme Cancun

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Snorkel into the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean where you'll find coral and colorful fish, then fly above the jungle canopy on a thrilling zip line ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves, Cancun, Snorkeling
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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 130 Reviews

This is the perfect 3-in-1 combination tour of the Riviera Maya. You'll visit the Tulum ruins, then go snorkeling in the colorful coral reef in the Caribbean ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Akumal Full-Day Jungle ATV and Zipline Adventure Tour, Tulum, Day Trips
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Akumal Full-Day Jungle ATV and Zipline Adventure Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Get off the beaten path and enjoy a full day of adventure with us!!! swim into the wonderfull Yalku Lagoon, have fun  at our 10 ziplines park, and then ...  Read more

Location: Tulum, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $160.00
Yucatan Peninsula Full-Day Private Tour: Akumal, Tulum Ruins and Cenote Swim, Cancun, 4WD, ATV & ... 
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Yucatan Peninsula Full-Day Private Tour: Akumal, Tulum Ruins and Cenote Swim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Combine some of the Yucatan's most popular attractions into one full day with this private adventure tour. Visit the ancient beachfront Maya ruins of Tulum ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.00
Tulum Ruins with Optional Underground River Swim and Lunch from Cancun, Cancun, Private Day Trips
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Tulum Ruins with Optional Underground River Swim and Lunch from Cancun

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Visit the Mayan city of Tulum, one of the greatest archeological sites along the Riviera Maya! This former Mayan trade site, located on a cliff-side beach ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $68.99
Tulum Snorkeling Tour from Cancun, Cancun, Day Trips
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Tulum Snorkeling Tour from Cancun

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Discover the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum, Accompanied by a certificated archaeological guide that will make your visit extraordinarily Informative ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Turtle Snorkeling and Magical Cenote Tour in Tulum, Tulum, Snorkeling
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Turtle Snorkeling and Magical Cenote Tour in Tulum

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Enjoy a personalized tour to see nature and the Mayan culture. Learn first hand the importance of these beautiful region, friendly certified and specialized ...  Read more

Location: Tulum, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $145.00
Turtle Snorkeling Adventure from Cancun, Cancun, Snorkeling
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Turtle Snorkeling Adventure from Cancun

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy a day of snorkeling on this adventure from Cancun! Snorkel in a crystal-clear cenote, where you’ll see spectacular limestone rock formations. Then, head ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.99
Private Tour: Akumal Marine Turtle Snorkeling from Cozumel, Cozumel, Snorkeling
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Private Tour: Akumal Marine Turtle Snorkeling from Cozumel

Visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya and get a unique opportunity to swim and snorkel in an area known for marine turtles in their ...  Read more

Location: Cozumel, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $485.00
Tulum Turtles Swim and Snokel Tour from Cancun, Cancun, Snorkeling
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Tulum Turtles Swim and Snokel Tour from Cancun

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Swim alongside sea turtles and learn about these ancient reptiles found in the protected waters of Tulum.  Afterward, submerge yourself in one of the ...  Read more

Location: Tulum, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00

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